By Whitman McGee
Week 4 was not very kind to the Minden Crimson Tide as they suffered their second loss of the season.
Though last week’s Mansfield loss may seem like one to forget, the Tide (2-2) are focused on recognizing mistakes and growing as the season carries on.
A critical part of growing is realizing what areas need attention. In Minden’s case, the young secondary will be the focal point for improvement.
Tide Head Coach Spencer Heard said, “It’s not a lack of talent. The talent is there; they just haven’t had enough reps.”
Heard told his secondary, “It’s time to allow your athleticism to come out, but at the same time make sure you are paying attention to what the coaches are telling you.”
Minden will need to be clicking in all facets of the game come Friday night, as Leesville (2-2) will surely be well motivated after a devastating 3-point loss to Pineville last week.
Coach Heard thinks highly of the Wampus Cats, saying, “They’re solid in all phases of the game. It’s going to take a good effort.
He continued, “I think it’s going to be a very competitive game and one in which we can win if we go in with the right mindset.”
Minden leads the overall series against the Wumpus Cats (2-1).
This week, Heard spotlighted the play of Senior TE/WR Kameron Talley who caught the ball 3 times for 34 yards in last week’s matchup with Mansfield. “I thought he played a good game. Hopefully, he can keep that up and improve while making some plays for us down the stretch.”
Doubt the Tide all you want but they won’t let that bother them. Grit and determination are the two words that best describe this 2021 Minden Crimson Tide roster. No matter the mountain they may be faced with climbing, they’ll always give it their all. That’s why you can never truly rule them out.
If you can’t make it out to Leesville this week, tune in to 1240 KASO or 104.5 KBEF for radio coverage of the game.